The original Wikileaks – Before the Internet

Breaking and entering for truth and justice

Exposing COINTELPRO

On this day in 1971, a little known act of heroism by a handful of everyday people revealed the existence of an FBI political squad (COINTELPRO.)

This FBI operation, which still exists but without the name, was involved in a wide range of illegal activities in the service of suppressing dissent.

The story of how they were exposed is amazing. Don’t miss it.

For the history minded, this took place March 8, 1971.




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